A WOMAN who held up a store in Dundee, Road, Forfar, then confessed to a neighbour minutes later, has been jailed for three years and four months.
Louise Temperton took £495 from the Co-op store in March after a staff member feared she had a gun.
The 29-year-old was caught after claiming what she had done “would be in the newspapers the next day”.
She admitted the assault and robbery at an earlier hearing.
The High Court in Glasgow heard how Temperton had gone up to the counter of the shop in Forfar’s Dundee Road with a basket of items.
She then told a worker: “Everything in the till, money, all of it.”
The employee spotted what appeared to be a small black handgun and feared it was going to be fired after hearing a click.
Temperton took cash and other items before running out of the store.
The imitation firearm used during the crime was recovered and was found to be only capable of firing blank cartridges.